Gomphocarpus

noun
Gom·​pho·​car·​pus | \ ˌgäm(p)fōˈkärpəs \

Definition of Gomphocarpus

: a large genus of herbs and shrubs (family Asclepiadaceae) of southern Africa having showy flowers with corolla hoods that lack appendages

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History and Etymology for Gomphocarpus

New Latin, from Greek gomphos tooth, peg, bolt, bond + New Latin -carpus

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“Gomphocarpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gomphocarpus. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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